Do you dream of a gorgeous and peaceful locale for your destination wedding without the enormous price tag?
Are you willing to step off the beaten path and choose a unique and utterly enchanting place?
If the search for your destination wedding spot has only included beaches and beach towns, it may be time to broaden the horizons. Just across the pond lies the breathtaking country of Ireland – a place that can make all of your destination wedding dreams come true.
With several airlines flying direct to Dublin, making the trip is easier and cheaper than ever before.
Ireland is known for its stunning landscapes, welcoming culture, and incredible peacefulness. The country is home to some of the most beautiful places on earth and is easy to navigate with English as the native language.
For a wedding celebration that will set your hearts ablaze and fill you with unforgettable moments, consider the luscious and culture-filled country of Ireland.
7 Incredible Reasons to Have an Unforgettably Beautiful Destination Wedding in Ireland.
Lower Cost than Expected
You might think traveling to Europe is more expensive than flying within the Americas (the U.S., Central, and South America included), but as it turns out, flying to Ireland tends to be similar in price.
With a slew airlines flying from the U.S to Dublin, flight prices are surprisingly reasonable. Check out the average rates on Google Flights, Expedia, or Kayak and be sure to book your tickets in advance to save even more. Keep an eye out for discounts, deals, and flight vouchers.
After arriving arrive in Ireland, lodging, transportation and food are quite economical. Destination wedding packages also tend to be less expensive than U.S. destinations. Our wedding packages at Ballybeg House, for example, cost $10,000-$15,000 less than the average American wedding.
For a stress-free wedding with hardly any planning in a beautiful and charming location, a destination wedding package is well worth what’s spent.
Unique International Experience for Guests
Journeying to Europe is only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people. Family and friends will get to experience an entirely different culture without having to plan an international trip by themselves.
Rather than spending a few days on the beach like other destination weddings, Ireland gives guests the chance to experience a different lifestyle and culture. Guests will be in awe of all there is to do and experience while being abroad.
Because Ireland is safe to travel, and English is the native language, it’s a perfect destination for guests to have an international experience in a comfortable way. All guests – no matter their age – will find their trip to Ireland seamless and enjoyable.
Having a European wedding also opens up unique opportunities for guests, like participating in an Irish wedding ceremony, watching Irish folk dancing, and visiting scenic castles.
The several days you and your guests spend together while experiencing Ireland will be special memories you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives.
Scrumptious Food and Drink
No matter your wedding season, delicious food and drink are abundant in Ireland. From warm cups of pub-style soup to fish and chips to Irish delicacies, there is truly something for everyone.
At your ceremony, you can select from premium Irish dishes made from local ingredients including some of our favorites like duck with organic salad, a rack of Wicklow lamb, or a fillet of halibut with beetroot, bacon, and black pudding dressing.
Dessert options range from crispy meringue roulade filled with fresh cream and berries to black forest trifle to tiramisu and potted apple and blackberry crumbles. To see more of our delectable menu items, check out our catering guide here. Your mouth will water just peeking at the options!
Ireland also boasts a fantastic selection of specialty beer – as you may have guessed – including world famous brews from Guinness, Kilkenny, and Harp’s Lager. As a side trip, guests can tour the Guinness factory in Dublin.
Culture and Hospitality
Even when the weather’s not your friend, the Irish people always will be. The Irish are some of the warmest and most welcoming people on the planet. They’re especially interested in chatting with travelers from abroad and having a relaxed conversation over a bite or a beer.
Profound Irish hospitality can be found in nearly every county in the country. You and your guests will head home with plenty of tales of local hospitality and insightful conversations.
Beautiful Gardens and Landscapes
The enchanting landscapes of Ireland have captivated many famous authors and artists over the years – and for good reason. The beauty and harmony found in the countryside gives travelers a sense of peace and balance within their hearts and souls.
The lush backdrops make Ireland a stunning choice for a destination wedding. With vibrant green hills, waterfalls, and forests, you can’t pick a wrong spot.
Side trips can be made to incredible places like the Cliffs of Moher or Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains, which are only a 45 minute drive from our Ballybeg venue. Even if you don’t visit these top sites, you’ll be able to soak in the immense greenery, pastures, lakes and sunrises that make Ireland especially exquisite.
Castles and Stone Lodges
Consider a distinct medieval setting with rustic beams and stained glass windows for an intimate and memorable ceremony.
For your reception party, you can throw a one-of-a-kind celebration in a Victorian style marquee that seats small to large wedding parties.
Included in these magical Irish settings are open fires, exposed stonework, and candle chandeliers.
Lots to Do, See, and Explore
Having a destination wedding in Ireland will ensure your guests have plenty to do, see, and explore.
Just in the Wicklow district alone, there are monasteries, lakes, hills, waterfalls, gardens, historical sites, golf courses, and more.
Extending a trip beyond the wedding celebration days is a seamless option for guests wanting to see and do more while abroad. From visiting the Blarney castle to the islands of Inishmore and Inishmaan, experiences are not hard to find in Ireland.
Even if there’s not extra time for sightseeing, just soaking in the gorgeous atmosphere, relaxing, or visiting with locals will be time very well spent.
Choosing Ireland for your destination wedding may be the best decision you ever make. The views, memories, and experiences will carry with you forever. And your wedding guests will undoubtedly have the time of their lives.
If you’d like to know more about having a beautiful destination wedding in Ireland, contact us today.